June 25, 2020

For the first time, mixed sex couples are to have the right to enter a civil partnership in Scotland after MSPs voted to pass the Civil Partnership Bill earlier this week.

The new legislation means that all couples in Scotland will have the same choices should they decide they want a legally recognised relationship.

Secondary legislation in the Sc...

February 18, 2020

Disabled people should have the same chances, level of comfort and independence as others wherever possible and the SNP Government is actively working to build a Scotland where this is the case.

Recently published figures show over half of new claims in Scotland for UK disability payments are refused, with tens of thousands of disabled people com...

July 23, 2019

An app which allows disabled visitors to personalise the assistance they need when visiting public places now includes the Scottish Parliament.

The ‘Welcome’ Customer Service Assistance app by Edinburgh-based Neatebox allows disabled people to set up a personal profile and request assistance in advance from facilities and venues which recognise t...

April 4, 2019

Pictured: Minister for Older People and Equalities Christina McKelvie MSP listening to an older person.

The SNP Government has published its new framework for action to challenge the inequalities faced by older people and to celebrate their contribution to Scotland.

'A Fairer Scotland for Older People: Framework for Action' identifies ke...

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